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Address: 73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
Phone Number: +1 808-329-6881
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm
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So many sea turtles!

This park has a nice partly shaded beach, but the real attraction is the dozens of sea turtles you can see in the water and on the beach. Don't miss this! It was the best part of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Michelle J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This park has a nice partly shaded beach, but the real attraction is the dozens of sea turtles you can see in the water and on the beach. Don't miss this! It was the best part of our trip.

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White Rock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You could spend weeks on many other beaches before seeing a turtle or two. I guarantee that within a minute of arriving at Honokohau Beach within the Kaloko-Honokohau National Park we saw at least 14 Green Sea Turtles. The beach is small and rarely crowded and has numerous shaded areas for anyone wanting to stay out of the sun. The... More 

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Georgetown, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park to visit a see Green Sea Turtles up close. We spotted 10-12 on the rocks and were able to see one work his way back into the water. Suggest early morning when it's a little cooler and be prepared for approximately 1/2 mile walk over uneven terrain. Great visit. Take along some water as well.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to see turtles pulled up on the reef basking in the sun or just popping their heads up in the shallows. There are shorebirds darting in and out for food as water washes back and forth. Careful! The seaweed rocks are WAY slippery. Walk north along the sand to the Lokoako fish pond. It sustained... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great beach to visit and offers shade and ample snorkeling opportunities in the bay. We saw more than 18 sear turtles on our walk along the beach and a couple of relatively rare local birds. Water is warm and fish abundant.

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tha row, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little sheltered bay with numerous sea turtles casually browsing the sea bed and swimming along in the peaceful waters. Great quiet little beach, although the sand is a little rough for young feet and the rocky areas are quite slippery! Walk with caution and please don't harass the turtles! We saw too many tourists get very close to them... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park offers something for everyone. Swimming and snorkling with other water sports in a small but active bay. Walking over the ages old lava can be slippery, particularly with tides coming in, so slip a pair of sure footed shoes in your day pack. The history of the park is very interesting, and the park Rangers are helpful and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't initially planned on stopping here and I'm so glad we did! While not quite as informative or scenic as Place of Refuge it was still beautiful, and we got to see sea turtles! Definitely worth the stop!!

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san mateo, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My youngest earned a Jr. Ranger badge at this monument with a sacred Heiau and old style huts and game tables - it was a lovely site with beautiful fish visible through the water when standing nearby. We remained parked in the lot and walked a short block to "2-step" for snorkeling - safe enough for my 6 year old.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

It was recommended to our friends to visit here so they drove us out not really knowing what we were going to see. We parked in a Marina Car Park then walked a short distant through a shaded area to a most beautiful bay and right there in front of us around thirty green sea turtles just hanging around in... More 

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